From Mark Hebert’s Blog:
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Nearly 200 people rallied in Frankfort Monday, calling on lawmakers to ban domestic partner benefits at public universities. It comes as lawmakers adjourn a special session.
“Simply stand for what we believe in, and that’s the sanctity of marriage,” said Kent Ostrander of the Family Foundation.
“When I heard about what the University of Louisville wanted to do and then what he University of Kentucky wanted to do, it just struck me as odd as what kind of lesson would they be teaching our young children about marriage?” asked Rep. Stan Lee.
Why doesn’t Stan Lee, Kent Ostrander and rest of the good citizens so concerned with what goes on in other people’s bedrooms address this issue to the people that actually made the decisions?
The decision makers were the Trustees of the Universities.
A look at who is on the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky and The University of Louisville might explain why these folks are not being picketed by the Family Foundation.
For instance at Louisville we have Ron Butt who has contributed over $2,000.00 to Ernie Fletcher. We also have Ulysses Bridgeman who gave Ernie Fletcher a $1,000.00 on 07/31/2003 but Mr. Bridgeman in an effort to be fair gave Ben Chandler a $1,000.00 on 08/12/2003.
Of course when it comes to being fair, Mr. Bridgeman is surpassed by Jonathan Blue. Mr. Blue, between December 4, 2006 to April 5, 2006, gave Ernie Fletcher $1000.00, Jonathan Miller $1000.00, Anne Northup $500.00, Bruce Lunsford $1000.00 and Steve Henry $500.00. You have to appreciate a man the covers his bases.
On the UK board we have Myra Ball, wife of Don Ball, of Ball Homes. Don Ball has given, according to the Board of Election Finance, $104,246.00 to political candidates. That is a lot of spare change for politicians.
So back to the original question why don’t Stan Lee and the Family Foundation go after the Trustee’s? Maybe because it’s easier to demonize a group than it is to hold rich powerful people accountable for their actions, particularly when they might give you a contribution.
When I see Stan Lee lead a Family Foundation rally in front of Ball Homes then I’ll believe they have the courage of their convictions, otherwise it's just self-serving political theater.